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just wondering if i can have 2 panda corys w/ 4 male guppies in a 10 gallon. i know, i've been very annoying in my past posts.
 

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aj_1992 said:
just wondering if i can have 2 panda corys w/ 4 male guppies in a 10 gallon. i know, i've been very annoying in my past posts.
everything i've read and been told about corys seems to suggest that they're good in community tanks, but can eat smaller fish - i think the main problem might be having only 2 of them... everything ive read/been told suggests that they prefer a group of at least 3 of 4 of them!
 

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everything i've read and been told about corys seems to suggest that they're good in community tanks, but can eat smaller fish - i think the main problem might be having only 2 of them... everything ive read/been told suggests that they prefer a group of at least 3 of 4 of them!
I've never heard of or seen them eat smaller fish. but you are right in saying they need 3 or more in a group.
I think you would be fine with 3 corys and four male guppys.
aj_1992 have you been annoying in your previous posts? i hadn't noticed so relax Love the guppy in your avatar.
Carol
 

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Corys are excellent, peaceful fish for your tank and will get along with the guppies no problem. Our corys get along fine with the platys and it's a fun combination to watch. You'll enjoy corys & male guppies. Be sure to have a few hiding spots like caves or hollow logs, our corys seem to love them and the bubble stone. They're such fun, hyper little guys. The panda corys will be a great visual look alongside the male guppies.. Butterfly's suggestion of 3 corys and 4 male guppies sounds great.. Please post pics when you can and enjoy all the fun these fish will give you.
 

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I agree with what was said about the proportions by Butterfly and FLBettaCouple. Guppies will pretty much keep to themselves and not be that concerned with what's going on at the bottom of the tank, while the corys will be busy doing their 'job' of scavenging for stray food.
 

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The only time the guppies will notice the Corys is at feeding time. Mine are such gluttons they share everybodies food but they (guppies) aren't big enough to keep the Corys from eating It should be a very pretty tank.
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Have you gotten your tank up & cycled? If so, have you gotten your fish?
 
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FLBettaCouple said:
Have you gotten your tank up & cycled?  If so, have you gotten your fish?

It's up, but after a failed attempt to persuade my folks to put ammonia in the tank to get the cycle going, we're getting zebra danios tomorrow :-[. any1 know a way to persuade stubborn folks about putting ammonia in your fishtank?
 

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Let them know the Danios could die if you don't get BioSpira & show them the price of it Hey, if that works, BioSpira will have you up & running right away and if not, maybe they'll let the tank cycle rather than throw away money on fish that could get sick or die. If all else fails, maybe the LFS or a friend will have some old gravel you could use to 'seed' your tank. Post a Q on how to seed a tank & the experts here will give you the whole procedure.
 
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FLBettaCouple said:
Let them know the Danios could die if you don't get BioSpira & show them the price of it   Hey, if that works, BioSpira will have you up & running right away and if not, maybe they'll let the tank cycle rather than throw away money on fish that could get sick or die.  If all else fails, maybe the LFS or a friend will have some old gravel you could use to 'seed' your tank.  Post a Q on how to seed a tank & the experts here will give you the whole procedure.
that's the problem, i can't find biospira anywhere. and the only friend that i know of that has a cycled tank is in another province...luckily, my folks postponed the trip to the lfs to a later date. so i still have some time to explain the nitro cycle to them
 

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Cories are an excellent fish to have with guppies. Keep them in a decent sized school (3 or more as mentioned above), 5 or more if possible.
 

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aj_1992 said:
that's the problem, i can't find biospira anywhere. and the only friend that i know of that has a cycled tank is in another province...luckily, my folks postponed the trip to the lfs to a later date. so i still have some time to explain the nitro cycle to them
maybe you'll also have time to get your tank cycled trying one of the other methods described in the fishlore article on the nitrogen cycle to speed it up a little?
 

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FLBettaCouple said:
aj_1992 said:
that's the problem, i can't find biospira anywhere. and the only friend that i know of that has a cycled tank is in another province...luckily, my folks postponed the trip to the lfs to a later date. so i still have some time to explain the nitro cycle to them
maybe you'll also have time to get your tank cycled trying one of the other methods described in the fishlore article on the nitrogen cycle to speed it up a little?
If they are worried about using pure ammonia to get the cycle going, just use fish food. A little dash of flakes will get it going no problem. Just drop in a few flakes in the morning when you get up and at night before bed (i.e. about every 12 hours). and it should work fine.
 

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The fish flakes one works well. You will see results in no time.
 

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Definitely cheaper, works well, and I agree, I would feel a lot safer about it.
 
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hmmm... i think i'll go with the fish food cycling. and does any1 know how much master test kits are? will need one soon
 

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Usually about $31 in pet stores. That's US dollars though as I don't know the conversion rate to Canadian. The nice thing though about that Drs. Foster and Smith site is that they don't charge per item for shipping. So if you need several items, order them all at the same time and the shipping will be the same for all of the things you order. That way it can work out to a larger savings then buying in the store with tax and all.
 

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Yea, the DFS site has a LOT of things you'd want and quite often their prices are well below the pet stores.
 

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Sorry this is a bit late, I just read this, but I thought I'd offer one more suggestion that's worked very well for me in the past. You can place a small piece of raw fish in your tank, and it will act like a decomposing fish causing the ammonia to spike. When there are no fish in the tank, you can just let the levels shoot up and then come back on their own, which they will, and you don't have to worry about losing any fish that way either. I've done that with two of my tanks after it was suggested to me, and it works great! Hope you're getting your tank up and running, it sounds like it will be very nice to watch!
 
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